Our Team Meet Our Staff of Professionals

 

Jennifer Townsend

Clinic Manager & Registered Physiotherapist
Jennifer Townsend - Clinic Manager, Physiotherapist
Jennifer Townsend is the clinic manager for both the Taunton (Oshawa) and Courtice Active Recovey clinics. She is a registered physiotherapist and is certified in acupuncture. Jennifer has been providing Durham Region with Physiotherapy services for over 28 years. Since graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Jennifer has continued to develop her manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization and patient treatment skills through numerous on going courses. Jennifer has gained significant experience, as well, in the assessment and treatment of athletes. She has provided community support for several sports teams including cross country, track, hockey, soccer, and field lacrosse. Jennifer remains actively involved in fitness, participating in and competing in women’s figure body building as well as cycling and running.

Tracey Riley

Registered Massage Therapist
Tracey Riley - Registered Massage Therapist
Tracey Riley graduated with honours from Trillium College in 2010. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She brings excellent people skills, intuitive therapeutic techniques, and has become a dedicated team member at the Active Recovery Clinic. She is trained in dealing with sports injuries, muscle strains and sprains, and motor vehicle accident related injuries. Tracey deals very closely with WSIB injuries as well. Tracey’s skills will help you return your muscles to their pre-injured activities.

Erika Chew

Registered Massage Therapist
Erika Chew - Registered Massage Therapist
Erika Chew is a registered massage therapist who graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching clinic in 2013. Before becoming a massage therapist, Erika graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honour Bachelor of Science specialization in Kinesiology. Erika has experience wish WSIB, MVA, relaxation, sports injury and pregnancy massage treatments among others. She has worked alongside physiotherapists as a kinesiology student in the past, and loves working in a team environment to provide the best client care.

Natali

Receptionist
Natali - Receptionist

Ligaya 'Joy' Catu

Receptionist
Ligaya 'Joy' Catu - Receptionist

Alison Venables

Registered Kinesiologist
Alison Venables - Kinesiologist
Alison Venables is a Registered Kinesiologist with a Bachelor of Science honours Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. She has been providing kinesiology/exercise therapy services for over 20 years with a focus on therapeutic rehabilitation. Alison also has extensive experience performing functional abilities/capacity evaluations, DAC evaluations, worksite and in-home assessments, as well as physical demands analysis. She is a certified work capacity evaluator and keeps her kinesiology skills current with the latest research developments through completion of educational courses.

Scott Turner

Registered Physiotherapist
Scott Turner - Physiotherapist
Scott Turner is a University of Toronto graduate with an undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy and has been licensed by the province of Ontario and practiced as a Registered Physiotherapist for 20 years. Over the years, Scott has obtained post graduate credentials in various scopes of practise: McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine (2000) and mulligan mobilization with movement (2003) . As well, Scott has training in Benign Vestibular Rehabilitation, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia, physical rehabilitation and Typical Idiopathic Scoliosis physical rehabilitation. Scott has been a member of the Active Recovery’s rehabilitation team now for 12 years. Scott’s strength is assessing a person’s mechanical orthopedic problems and educating them on specific therapeutic self treatment.

Jeff Whelan

Registered Physiotherapist
Jeff Whelan - Physiotherapist
Jeff Whelan has been a registered physiotherapist practicing in the Durham Region since 1994. He has specialized solely in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Jeff has an ongoing interest and involvement in the study of orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation practices. He also has extensive education in manual therapy techniques. Jeff was an assessment specialist with the local DAC.

Greg Swynar

Registered Physiotherapist
Greg Swynar - Registered Physiotherapist
Greg Swynar

Cheryl Vanderlinde

Registered Massage Therapist
Cheryl Vanderlinde is a registered massage therapist who graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in 2010. Following her graduation and registration she studied abroad in England, learning various relaxation treatments such as hot stone massage and bamboo massage. She has worked on a five star spa located on a cruise ship. Cheryl is experienced in many types of other massages ranging from therapeutic deep tissue, motor vehicle accident rehabilitation to gentle relaxation. She has a genuine love for the field and it shows in her work.

Heather McCaillancourt

Registered Massage Therapist
Heather McCaillancourt has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 1999. Heather has also been certified athletic therapist/certified sorts therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association since 1996. She is the head medical therapist with Team Italia’s Men’s and Women’s National Ball hockey team and travels for the World championships. She volunteered and taught with the Canadian Ski Patrol System. Heather teaches at Centennial College being involved in the massage therapy, police foundations and pre-service fire programs since 1999. She has worked with various sports teams and dance teams that compete at the professional, semi-pro and amateur levels. Heather also has specialty working not only with athletes but also has vast experience with corporate clients, motor vehicle accident injuries, infant, child and pregnancy massage.

Christy Young

Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Osteopath
Christy Young is a registered massage therapist having graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in 2002. In addition to the degree, Christy has taken courses on active release, sports massage and pregnancy massage. Christy furthered her education to expand into craniosacral therapy (also known as cranial osteopathy and is a registered Osteopath, having completed her education at the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy. It was during her studies there that she took additional courses in the treatment of vertiginous disorders. She has a special interest in the treatment of Meniere’s disease and has been very successful in treating patients with this condition. http://www.naturalbalancema.com

Jan Viau

Receptionist
Jan Viau - Receptionist

Corian Da Re

Registered Kinesiologist
Corina Da Re - Kinesiologist
Corian Da Re is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She has worked in a clinical setting for several years focusing on therapeutic rehabilitation, functional capacity evaluations and physical demand analysis. She continues to keep her skills current by taking continuing education courses relevant to kinesiology and rehabilitation.

Grace Swoboda

Registered Physiotherapist
Grace Swoboda - Physiotherapist
Grace Swoboda is a registered physiotherapist with many years of experience in treating patients with motor vehicle accidents, sports, neck back and joint musculoskeletal injuries. She has extensive training in manual therapy, McKenzie Methods of neck and back treatment, Mulligan Treatment concepts and Sahrmrman muscle imbalances treatment techniques. She continues with ongoing upgrading to provide the best quality of care for her clients. Included in her more recent courses include soft tissue release, Fit for Golf, working with osteopenia and osteoporosis as well as kinesio taping and anatomical acupuncture.

Subhana Hasina

Registered Physiotherapist
Subhana Hasina - Registered Physiotherapist
Subhana Hasina is a registered physiotherapist with several years of experience treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. She is a certified acupuncturist through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and a member of CPA. She incorporates individualized treatment with goal oriented exercise programs, manual therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue release, and taping to optimize individual’s physical function and well being. She takes pride in treating all age groups. Subhana has completed several post-graduate courses that include Mckenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy level C, Manual therapy courses, rehabilitation techniques in oncology, and Mulligan concepts. She pursues continuing education courses to advance her knowledge and expertise.

Ashley Stainton

Registered Massage Therapist
Ashley Stainton graduated from Sutherland-Chan in June 2013. She has had the opportunity to work within school and out of school with a variety of clientele from MS, prenatal, MVA, WSIB to sport injuries. She currently working with a sports team (specifically hockey) and has treated athletes from many different disciplines. Currently, she is attending continuing educational courses to increase knowledge, skills and techniques to help better treat soft tissue ailments.